Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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COWBOY DANCES
(Explanation: The same as No. 2 but preceded by a balance and swing, that is, the partners step back from each other four steps, then together and swing.)
(10)   Ending:
All eight balance and all eight swing.
A left allemande
And a right hand grand,
Meet your partner
And promenade eight
'Til you come straight.
(Explanation: Same as No. 9.)
(11)   Ending:
Balance home and swing 'em all night, Allemande leftgo left and right. Oh some'll go right and some'll go le-e-e-ft. Now promenade.
(Explanation: Same as No. 9. The caller usually drags out the final "left" in a long nasal chant.)
(12)   Ending:
Balance home and swing fem all day, Allemande left in the same old way; Hand over hand and right and left grand, Oh, some'll go right and some'll go le~e-ft. Now promenade.
(Explanation: Same as No. 9 or No. 11.)
(13)   Ending:
swing on the corner, and have some fun, Allemande left with the one you swung. Right hand to partner and trot right along.
(Explanation: Each gentleman first swings the corner girl (his left hand girl) then does an allemande left with her, then a grand right and left.)






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